It’s a tale of two games this week. In one scenario, Dak Prescott is healthy and plays, and the Dallas Cowboys are considered favorites over the Minnesota Vikings. In the other scenario, Cooper Rush lines up under center for the Cowboys and the Vikings are suddenly in the power position.
If Prescott plays, the Cowboys will use their mix of potent passing and running excellence to force the Vikings defense to make a choice. With the way the Vikings defense has played the run, it might not matter. Expect the Cowboys to use a heavy dose of Ezekiel Elliott and Tony Pollard, even if Dak plays. If he doesn’t, then they will rely on them even more.
The Cowboys will need their defense to continue their optimistic ways because the Vikings offense has weapons. Kirk Cousins, Dalvin Cook, Justin Jefferson and Adam Thielen can do damage. The Cowboys defense likely won’t stop them, but if they can make a few big plays, it could turn the tide.
Cowboys vs. Vikings game info
Date: October 31st, 2021
Game time: 8:20 PM EST
Location: US Bank Stadium, Minneapolis, MN
TV channel: NBC
Coverage Map: 506 Sports
Radio: 105.3 The Fan | Full listings | NATIONAL RADIO: Westwood One | SIRIUS: 81 (Dal.), 211 (Min.), National (88) | XM: 226 (Dal.), 225 (Min.), National (88) | SXM App: 808 (Dal.), 820 (Min.), National (88)
Cowboys record: (5-1)
Vikings record: (3-3)
Odds (DraftKings SportsBook): Dallas +3
Prediction: Cowboys 26 - Vikings 23
Enemy blog: Daily Norseman
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